Conventional Two Joint
Conventional Double Cardan
Multiple Double Cardan
With the exception of the front drive shaft in
Discovery II applications, The Land Rover & Range Rover generally
used a conventional 2 joint drive shaft. There were also some rear
applications that, rather than using a universal joint at the rear
differential end, used what Land Rover referred to as the
“Roto-Flex” coupling. This “Roto-Flex” coupling is an elastomeric
element that connects the drive shaft to the pinion flange with six
bolts. Three of the bolts connect the coupling to the drive shaft
the other three connect the coupling to the pinion flange.
your application used the “Roto-Flex” coupling and you need a new
drive shaft, you will need to replace the three pronged pinion
flange with the more common four bolt pinion flange. The Land Rover
part number for this flange is STC3722.
We offer a variety of drive shafts for the
Land Rover / Range Rover applications ranging through the
conventional two joint drive shaft, the conventional double cardan
and a multiple double cardan drive shaft. If you have no lift on the
vehicle, you are probably best served with the stock type drive
shaft. If you have a lift on the vehicle you may want to consider a
With vehicles in the near 3" lift range, we suggest converting to
the conventional double cardan drive shaft. In vehicles with greater
amounts of lift you may want to consider our multiple double cardan
drive shaft. This is especially true in situations where you are
unable to maintain proper geometry for the conventional double
The Land Rover / Range Rover drive shafts we manufacture use our “Gold
Seal” 1310 series universal joints. The 1310 series is the most
common universal joint in the world used in many Ford, GM, Jeep &
Dodge applications. It is very similar in size and strength to the
factory original Land Rover universal joint. With our drive shaft,
you should never have a problem finding a replacement universal
joint if it is ever needed.
All of the drive shafts we manufacture for the
Land Rover are direct “bolt in” replacement shafts. It is no longer
necessary to use the old style adapter flanges.
While we can supply many drive shafts with application information
only, it is generally recommended that you provide us with a length
measurement. This will insure the best fitment possible.